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Conservationists Stonewalled By DNR Wolf, Bear Advisory Committees

Conservationists Stonewalled By DNR Wolf, Bear Advisory Committees

Hunters dominate DNR committees, conservationists say, and oppose every proposal.

Local Company Agrees to $1.6 Million Pollution Settlement

Local Company Agrees to $1.6 Million Pollution Settlement

Container Life Cycle Management agrees to payout and reforms with state and EPA.

What Will Happen to Evers’ Appointees?

What Will Happen to Evers’ Appointees?

After four years, a long list of his appointees to head departments, serve on state boards still haven't been approved by GOP Senate.

Trump Effort Seeks to Oust Robin Vos

Trump Effort Seeks to Oust Robin Vos

In robocall for write-in candidate Adam Steen in Assembly race, Trump calls Vos a 'horrendous RINO.'

Waukesha Sheriff Investigating Absentee Ballots Sent to Rep. Brandtjen

Waukesha Sheriff Investigating Absentee Ballots Sent to Rep. Brandtjen

Brandtjen, an election conspiracy promoter. claims three military ballots may be fraudulent.

They Love Ron Johnson

They Love Ron Johnson

At a rally for U.S. Senator, supporters extoll Johnson as an "honest man" and a fighter.

False Active Shooter Reports at Schools Across State

False Active Shooter Reports at Schools Across State

A dozen schools report 'swatting,' prank calls meant to bring armed police response.

DNR Unveils Wisconsin PFAS Contamination Map

DNR Unveils Wisconsin PFAS Contamination Map

New site shows a number of contaminated Milwaukee sites.

State Begins Collecting Environmentally-Damaging Firefighting Foam

State Begins Collecting Environmentally-Damaging Firefighting Foam

Contractor aims to collect at least 25,000 gallons of PFAS-laden foam.

Evers v. Michels is Most Expensive Governor’s Race in Country

Evers v. Michels is Most Expensive Governor’s Race in Country

Both campaigns spent a combined $55 million since August.

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Sen. Jacque Also Got Email From Ginni Thomas

Wife of supreme court justice asked Republican legislator to overturn 2020 election results.

Elections Commission Votes to Track Fraudulent Absentee Ballot Requests

Elections Commission Votes to Track Fraudulent Absentee Ballot Requests

Right-wing activists have illegally requested absentee ballots on behalf of other people.

State Republicans Want Citizens Under Guardianship Off Voter Rolls

State Republicans Want Citizens Under Guardianship Off Voter Rolls

Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition opposes idea, along with state Democrats.

Is Nonpartisan State Audit Bureau Getting Political?

Is Nonpartisan State Audit Bureau Getting Political?

Report on PSC the second one where critics say agency bent findings to please Republican leaders.

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

Democracy Day Dogged By Election Lies

11 of 12 Republicans running for statewide office or Congress in Wisconsin hasn't fully accepted 2020 election results.

Michels Donations Went to Sidewalk Pressuring, Tracking of Abortion Patients

Michels Donations Went to Sidewalk Pressuring, Tracking of Abortion Patients

Republican candidate for governor has condemned scrutiny of his charitable gifts.

Elections Commission Reactivates 31,854 Voter Registrations

Elections Commission Reactivates 31,854 Voter Registrations

Republicans blast result of court settlement with League of Women Voters.

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Ginni Thomas Urged Wisconsin Legislators to Overturn Election

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sent emails to lawmakers following 2020 election.

Federal Judge Allows Ballot Assistance for Disabled Voters

Federal Judge Allows Ballot Assistance for Disabled Voters

Judge strikes down state Supreme Court ruling that all voters must return ballots themselves.

Student Loan Reduction Requires Paying State Taxes

Student Loan Reduction Requires Paying State Taxes

Forgiven debt treated as income. Evers favors change in law to address this.

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

14-month election investigation “accomplished nothing,” judge wrote.

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

"Intimidating election officials is a crime,’ Wisconsin Attorney General warns.

Judge Signals Support of State’s Disabled Voters

Judge Signals Support of State’s Disabled Voters

Federal lawsuit seeks to overturn Wisconsin Supreme Court decision limiting how disabled can vote.

State a Leader in Election Subversion

State a Leader in Election Subversion

Report finds 38 of 244 bills in U.S. threatening free and fair elections were pushed in Wisconsin.

GOP Lawmakers Want Lawsuit Against Abortion Ban Dismissed

GOP Lawmakers Want Lawsuit Against Abortion Ban Dismissed

The three legislative leaders being sued by state DOJ say they aren't the right people to sue.

US DOJ Backs State’s Disabled Voters

US DOJ Backs State’s Disabled Voters

Federal attorneys intervene in lawsuit to protect absentee voter assistance for disabled voters.

State PFAS Council Releases Progress Report

State PFAS Council Releases Progress Report

State making progress on PFAS remediation, but political barriers remain.

Judge Blasts Gableman Probe, Deleted Records

Judge Blasts Gableman Probe, Deleted Records

Mr. Gableman is 'not capable of conducting a professional and thorough investigation.’

UW System Proposal Waives Tuition for Low-Income Students

UW System Proposal Waives Tuition for Low-Income Students

Could have biggest impact on UWM students, chancellor Mark Mone says.

GOP Candidates For Governor Oppose Abortions For Child Sex Assault Victims

GOP Candidates For Governor Oppose Abortions For Child Sex Assault Victims

No exceptions means child rape or incest victims can’t get an abortion in Wisconsin.

Report Shows 10 Criminal Referrals for Voter Fraud in 2020

Report Shows 10 Criminal Referrals for Voter Fraud in 2020

Elections Commission report includes all referrals by municipal clerks to district attorneys.

State Report Cites Progress on Broadband Expansion

State Report Cites Progress on Broadband Expansion

Millions spent, but still many in Wisconsin still lack adequate internet service.

Residents Charge DNR Allows Improper Logging on Lakes

Residents Charge DNR Allows Improper Logging on Lakes

Companies logging on north woods lakes in violation of state DNR rules?

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Trump Calls For Nullification of Wisconsin’s 2020 Election

Revives fraudulent claim after State Supreme Court decision on absentee ballot boxes.

Will Abortion Ban Mean Policing Miscarriages?

Will Abortion Ban Mean Policing Miscarriages?

Under state law, a suspicious doctor may report a woman who miscarries to local police.

Democrats Offer Climate Change, Green Jobs Package

Democrats Offer Climate Change, Green Jobs Package

Two Milwaukee legislators will travel state this summer to learn how people affected by climate crisis.

Judge Fines Gableman for Contempt of Court

Judge Fines Gableman for Contempt of Court

Gableman sued for not filling election review record requests. Judge says he "discredited the profession."

Kleefisch, Nicholson Promise Overhaul of UW Regents

Kleefisch, Nicholson Promise Overhaul of UW Regents

GOP challengers for governor promise to recall, replace Evers’ 9 appointees to the board.

New Elections Commission Member Approved Decisions Republicans Now Oppose

New Elections Commission Member Approved Decisions Republicans Now Oppose

Don Millis backed actions later cited as evidence of misconduct in 2020 election.

Gableman Election Review $220,500 Over Budget

Gableman Election Review $220,500 Over Budget

Partisan election review has cost taxpayers nearly $900,000, largely due to lawsuits.

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

‘Election Integrity’ event in Kenosha offers a cash bar and lots of debunked conspiracy theories.

Johnson Moves To Dismiss Lawsuit Seeking To Bar Him From Office

Johnson Moves To Dismiss Lawsuit Seeking To Bar Him From Office

Lawsuit is brought by ten voters, backed by Minocqua Brewing Super PAC.

State Joins Enforcement Action Over Russian NFT Scam in Metaverse

State Joins Enforcement Action Over Russian NFT Scam in Metaverse

Wisconsin and four other states going after scam perpetrated at a digital casino in the Metaverse.

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman's taxpayer funded $11,000 a month pay reduced to $5,500 a month.

Could Affordable Housing Reduce City’s Racial Disparities?

Could Affordable Housing Reduce City’s Racial Disparities?

Community Development Alliance has strategic plan to increase Black and Latino homeownership.

DOJ Releases Police Use-of-Force Data

DOJ Releases Police Use-of-Force Data

Information from 96% of state’s law enforcement agencies shows how and when force used.

Evers Tour Touts Economic Recovery Efforts

Evers Tour Touts Economic Recovery Efforts

Governor and cabinet secretaries travel to cities in western Wisconsin.

77% In State Approve of Local Police Force

77% In State Approve of Local Police Force

Most believe protests didn’t help cause of racial justice, poll done for state police union finds.

Evers Appoints 3 New UW Board of Regents Members

Evers Appoints 3 New UW Board of Regents Members

But will Republican Legislature approve the nominees?

Johnson Says COVID Vaccines May Cause AIDS

Johnson Says COVID Vaccines May Cause AIDS

Republican U.S. Senator makes yet another false medical claim.

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Wall Street Journal warns Gableman could help Republicans lose state in 2022.

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No protests of former Trump advisor’s UW-Whitewater speech about suppressing free speech.

Gableman Probe Tracks Personal Backgrounds of Election Workers

Gableman Probe Tracks Personal Backgrounds of Election Workers

Woman with “weird nose ring” who “loves nature and snakes” likely a Democrat, review suggests.

Evers Creates Office of Environmental Justice

Evers Creates Office of Environmental Justice

Office to ensure climate change doesn’t disproportionately harm low-income and minority communities.

Taxpayers Pay for Ramthun’s Campaign Travels

Taxpayers Pay for Ramthun’s Campaign Travels

Legislator running for governor violates Assembly rules, claiming reimbursement for political events.

Advocacy Group Travels State Thanking Election Clerks

Advocacy Group Travels State Thanking Election Clerks

Protect Wisconsin Elections works to defend the state’s elections from partisan attacks.

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Assembly Speaker and staff sought a way to respond to demands for reviews of the 2020 election.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Donations from mega-donors, political action committees funding attack ads.

State Supreme Court Lets Johnson File Brief on Drop Boxes

State Supreme Court Lets Johnson File Brief on Drop Boxes

Karofsky objects to majority decision, saying senator has “personal stake” in the case.

Redistricting Battle Delays Election Process

Redistricting Battle Delays Election Process

Court fights not over, new maps needed so candidates for fall elections could start gathering signatures.

Legal Battle Over Gableman Subpoenas Drags On

Legal Battle Over Gableman Subpoenas Drags On

Gableman's partisan election review will continue until subpoena lawsuits resolved.

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

WEC board member Robert Spindell, one of the 10 Republicans, votes against sanctioning himself.

Pocan Accuses Johnson of Homophobia

Pocan Accuses Johnson of Homophobia

Congressman assails senator for opposing brother’s nomination to federal court, past comments on gays.

Use of Paper Ballots Soared in State Senate

Use of Paper Ballots Soared in State Senate

Maneuver used in hundreds of bills to bar any debate or amendments to proposed bills.

Court Orders Vos Turn Over Deleted Texts, Emails

Court Orders Vos Turn Over Deleted Texts, Emails

Oversight group has sued for release of records related to partisan 2020 election review.

US Supreme Court Justice Shows Interest in State Redistricting Case

US Supreme Court Justice Shows Interest in State Redistricting Case

Legislature asks for stay of redistricting ruling, Justice Coney Barrett asks litigants to respond.

Taxpayers Pay for Gableman’s Groceries, Political Speeches

Taxpayers Pay for Gableman’s Groceries, Political Speeches

He has spent $519,000 so far on widely criticized election probe.

Anti-Trans Kids Bill’s Impact Lingers?

Anti-Trans Kids Bill’s Impact Lingers?

Proposal prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors can affect their mental well-being, experts say.

Supreme Court Upholds Brown County Sales Tax

Supreme Court Upholds Brown County Sales Tax

Conservative group sued, arguing tax could only fund property tax relief.

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Inflammatory 136-page report offers no new information on 2020 election, experts say.

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

Offers hours of conspiracy-laden testimony and new report pushing to decertify 2020 election which Republican calls illegal, a ‘fool’s errand.'

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Capitol event organized by Jefferson Davis pushes bill to recall state’s 2020 electors.

GOP Bills Restrict University Teaching

GOP Bills Restrict University Teaching

Barring critical race theory, diluting ethnic course requirements, ending administrators’ immunity from lawsuits.

Assembly Committee Hears Unsupported Claims of Voter Fraud

Assembly Committee Hears Unsupported Claims of Voter Fraud

A convicted fraudster, who once worked with Michael Gableman, makes wild allegations.

Legislators, Citizens Battle Over Election Bills

Legislators, Citizens Battle Over Election Bills

Senate Elections committee debates: Do GOP bills enhance voting ‘integrity' or unleash 'war on voters’?

State Business Leaders Defend Elections Commission

State Business Leaders Defend Elections Commission

Letter commends integrity and courage of WEC in overseeing successful 2020 election.

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Meeting set up by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell came two days before January 6 Capitol riot.

Voces Joins Suit Over Gableman Election Subpoenas

Voces Joins Suit Over Gableman Election Subpoenas

Immigrant-rights group received subpoenas as part of GOP election investigation.

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

They won’t suppress votes, Bernier and other GOP legislators promise. Democrats skeptical.

Republicans Speak At Event With Anti-Government Flag

Republicans Speak At Event With Anti-Government Flag

Kleefisch, Nicholson, Grothman, others speak. Photos of this removed from GOP Facebook page.

Prehn Out As Natural Resources Board Chair

Prehn Out As Natural Resources Board Chair

Though the Walker appointee still refuses to leave board despite term ending.

Senate Republicans Block Bill Protecting Abortion Access

Senate Republicans Block Bill Protecting Abortion Access

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, current state law would criminalize abortion.

Democrats Propose Criminal Justice Reforms

Democrats Propose Criminal Justice Reforms

Rejecting Republican ‘tough on crime’ approach as 'costly, ineffective.'

Republicans Push Pro-Gun Bills

Republicans Push Pro-Gun Bills

Allowing guns to be carried on school grounds, in places of worship and by those as young as 18.

Tommy Thompson Won’t Rule Out Another Run for Governor

Tommy Thompson Won’t Rule Out Another Run for Governor

Thompson served four terms as governor from 1987 to 2001. He recently served as interim UW-System president.

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

WEC says request would cost $100,000, shut down agency for four days.

Bail Reform Debate Proceeds Without Data

Bail Reform Debate Proceeds Without Data

GOP bills react to Waukesha parade killings without full knowledge of state bail system.

State High Court Disallows GOP Congressmen’s Amended Political Map

State High Court Disallows GOP Congressmen’s Amended Political Map

But will consider amended maps by Evers and Black Leaders Organizing for Communities.

State Senate Won’t Confirm Evers’ Appointees

State Senate Won’t Confirm Evers’ Appointees

Republican senate leader calls appointees "highly partisan."

Vos, Gableman Could Face Consequences for Election Probe

Vos, Gableman Could Face Consequences for Election Probe

Court requires Vos to sit for deposition, lawyer demands public apologies by Gableman.

New Group Joins Redistricting Battle

New Group Joins Redistricting Battle

Citizens group representing 'no political party’ calls for fairer maps than those submitted.

GOP Bills Make It Easier to Terminate Parental Rights

GOP Bills Make It Easier to Terminate Parental Rights

Likely impact greater on Native Americans, families of color, bills’ opponents say.

Ron Johnson Says Unvaccinated in ‘Internment Camps’ Outside U.S.

Ron Johnson Says Unvaccinated in ‘Internment Camps’ Outside U.S.

The senator railed against the COVID-19 vaccine on a Janesville-area radio program.

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

But conservative group cites potential for future fraud, attacks election administrators.

Gableman Asks Court to Arrest Madison, Green Bay Mayors

Gableman Asks Court to Arrest Madison, Green Bay Mayors

It’s “comic buffoonery,” says attorney for Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich.

Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College

Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College

Found not guilty of homicide, he testified he was studying nursing at Arizona State University.

$200 Million From ARPA Sent to Local Governments in State

$200 Million From ARPA Sent to Local Governments in State

Funding program helps support public health, recover from pandemic, recoup lost revenue.

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Committee advances bill that financially penalizes schools who disobey law.

Member Of Committee Guiding Wolf Hunts Cited for Illegal Trapping

Member Of Committee Guiding Wolf Hunts Cited for Illegal Trapping

Patrick Quaintance, former DNR staffer, has advocated controversial hunting practices.

Evictions Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Evictions Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Trend could be devastating to families across Wisconsin this winter.

Vos Attacks UW For Making Whites ‘Feel Guilty’

Vos Attacks UW For Making Whites ‘Feel Guilty’

UW-Madison webinar for grad students aims to prevent ’sexual and relationship violence.’

Democratic Legislators Refuse to Meet Privately With Gableman

Democratic Legislators Refuse to Meet Privately With Gableman

Head of elections probe refuses to answer questions in public, committee members charge.

Former CIA Officer Enters 3rd Congressional District Primary

Former CIA Officer Enters 3rd Congressional District Primary

Deb McGrath, daughter of former Rep. Al Baldus, running as a Democrat.

Republicans Again Attack Wolfe, WEC

Republicans Again Attack Wolfe, WEC

Rep. Macco calls Wolfe and elections commission “repugnant and insulting” at committee hearing.

Free Speech Champion Rep. Sortwell Blocks Facebook Comments

Free Speech Champion Rep. Sortwell Blocks Facebook Comments

Republican turns off Facebook comments on his page after facing claims of child abuse.

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Kaul refused a statewide investigation, called charges "disgraceful."

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Charging recommendations against five of six elections commissioners referred to district attorney.

Peoples Map Commission Unveils Proposal

Peoples Map Commission Unveils Proposal

Evers vows to veto Republican maps. ‘Folks won’t stand for gerrymandering.'

Mequon-Thiensville School Board Recall Fails

Mequon-Thiensville School Board Recall Fails

Despite heavy right wing spending against them, all four incumbents win easily.

State Senate Hears Bill Expanding Concealed Carry

State Senate Hears Bill Expanding Concealed Carry

Bill sponsored by Republicans. Democrats offer little push back.

Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Conservatives donate $50,000 to effort to take over school board.

Van Orden Gets $12,000 Donation From Casino Magnate Accused of Sex Harassment

Van Orden Gets $12,000 Donation From Casino Magnate Accused of Sex Harassment

The Republican candidate for Congress has himself been accused of sexual harassment.

Republicans Want Yet Another Election Probe

Republicans Want Yet Another Election Probe

After non-partisan report finds 2020 election was safe and secure, Senate leaders call for another investigation.

Ted Nugent Joins GOP Push for Sandhill Crane Hunt

Ted Nugent Joins GOP Push for Sandhill Crane Hunt

Republican sponsored legislation would repeal Wisconsin hunting regulations.

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Rebecca Cooke, of Eau Claire, running for 3rd congressional seat. Kind not seeking re-election.

Assembly Committee Approves Moving Elections Commission

Assembly Committee Approves Moving Elections Commission

A party line vote, with Republicans in favor, supported moving commission to Wausau.

Cities Near Fort McCoy Help Afghan Refugees

Cities Near Fort McCoy Help Afghan Refugees

It’s Trump country but many are rallying to donate food, clothing, household goods.

Environmental Groups Fight Lawsuit Against Chemical Spills Law

Environmental Groups Fight Lawsuit Against Chemical Spills Law

Judge allows friend-of-court brief by them in WMC lawsuit against DNR.

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Judge rejects Kaul lawsuit arguing Frederick Prehn should step aside for Evers appointee.

Federal Court Could Intervene in Wisconsin Redistricting

Federal Court Could Intervene in Wisconsin Redistricting

If Evers and Legislature can't agree on redistricting in a timely manner a federal court will step in.

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Asks federal court to declare current state maps unconstitutional.

State’s Alcohol Sales Jumped During Pandemic

State’s Alcohol Sales Jumped During Pandemic

17% increase in sales tax revenues on beer, wine, cider and liquor.

Lawsuits Fight Over State Redistricting

Lawsuits Fight Over State Redistricting

State and federal court cases involve WILL, Law Forward, state elections commission.

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Suit seeks Prehn’s removal from Natural Resource Board. His lawyer’s motion asks for different judge.

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Emails show Natural Resources Board chair strategized with legislators, lobbyist.

UW System Prez Not Backing Down On Mask Mandate

UW System Prez Not Backing Down On Mask Mandate

Interim President Tommy Thompson warns GOP legislators not to pick a fight.

Family Files Complaint For Discrimination Against Native Students

Family Files Complaint For Discrimination Against Native Students

Family says Ashland School District enforced COVID-19 policies differently for Native compared to white students.

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Call to replace state commission part of national Republican effort to delegitimize legal elections.

Competing Redistricting Lawsuits in Federal, State Courts

Competing Redistricting Lawsuits in Federal, State Courts

Liberal groups file in federal court, conservative group asks state Supreme Court to act.

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

Fighting to retain Walker appointee as Natural Resources Board chair after his term expired.

School Boards Across State Face Arguments, ‘Bullying’

School Boards Across State Face Arguments, ‘Bullying’

Three Oconomowoc board members resign, citing a “toxic” environment.

Johnson Didn’t Read Infrastructure Bill

Johnson Didn’t Read Infrastructure Bill

Admits this on conservative TV show. One of 30 Republican senators who voted no.

What Have Conservative-Backed Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers?

What Have Conservative-Backed Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers?

Non-profit law firm WILL has sued over ballot drop boxes, public health orders and building codes.

Hundreds of Millions in Housing Aid Still Available

Hundreds of Millions in Housing Aid Still Available

New eviction moratorium is buying time for those behind on rent.

UWM Institutes Pandemic Restrictions

UWM Institutes Pandemic Restrictions

Despite Republican objections, requires testing for unvaccinated and masks indoors for all.

MPS Receives Urban Agriculture Grant

MPS Receives Urban Agriculture Grant

USDA grant program is providing MPS $50,000 to expand program at A.E. Burdick School.

Will City See An ‘Eviction Apocalypse’?

Will City See An ‘Eviction Apocalypse’?

Housing advocates expect a wave of tenants being evicted when CDC moratorium ends July 31.

7 Mayors In State Back Infrastructure Plan

7 Mayors In State Back Infrastructure Plan

They are among 360 mayors in 50 states pushing for massive federal funding.

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Winnebago County judge's ‘undignified language’ included threat to kill anyone who breaks into his house.

Search Committee for UW System President Named

Search Committee for UW System President Named

19-member committee chosen by UW Regent, with emphasis on tradition of shared governance.

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Youth sports leaders in state say Republican bill — for every kids' soccer game? — is overly broad.

Biden Sells Infrastructure In La Crosse

Biden Sells Infrastructure In La Crosse

Touts his proposal to fix roads, replace lead service lines, bring broadband internet to rural areas.

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

Derrick Van Orden, opposing Ron Kind, accused of attending Capitol Riot, getting pandemic relief he criticized.

Federal Report Shows State’s Internet Disparities

Federal Report Shows State’s Internet Disparities

More than 20% of households lack internet access in 8 counties, 20% lack computers in some counties.

Rep. Sanfelippo Calls For National Guard To Patrol City

Rep. Sanfelippo Calls For National Guard To Patrol City

Suburban Republican cites crime, calls it a “war zone,” demands Gov. Evers act.

Budget Surplus Offers ‘Golden Opportunity’

Budget Surplus Offers ‘Golden Opportunity’

Report details how $4.4 billion state surplus could be used to improve Wisconsin.

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

Republican appointees decry election fraud citing negligible numbers of felons voting.

Republicans Scheme to Continue Scott Walker Era

Republicans Scheme to Continue Scott Walker Era

Thwarting voters’ choice by refusing to approve Evers appointees to boards, commissions.

Courts May Keep Some Proceedings Virtual

Courts May Keep Some Proceedings Virtual

While most court functions return in person, some advocate for keeping some meetings virtual.

Republicans Gut Housing, Homeless Aid

Republicans Gut Housing, Homeless Aid

Finance committee rejects Evers' proposals, legislator calls it “embarrassing.”

Bill Would Ban UW-System Vaccine Requirements

Bill Would Ban UW-System Vaccine Requirements

Two GOP lawmakers want to prohibit public campuses from requiring COVID-19 vaccine.

State Residents Support Police Body Cameras

State Residents Support Police Body Cameras

Survey by police union finds most people think local police do good job, but favor some reforms.

Tucker Carlson, Wisconsinites Charge Racism Against White Farmers

Tucker Carlson, Wisconsinites Charge Racism Against White Farmers

Conservative group WILL sues federal government for funding Black farmers.

Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

The group and other activists also protested the elimination of tuition aid for immigrant students.

Kenosha Activists Arrested During Protest of Jacob Blake

Kenosha Activists Arrested During Protest of Jacob Blake

Three were arrested, including Blake's uncle, staging a sit-in at Kenosha Public Safety Building.

State High Court Upholds Gun Conviction

State High Court Upholds Gun Conviction

But Justice Rebecca Bradley dissents, defending right to get drunk and carry firearms.

State Capitol Reopens To The Public

State Capitol Reopens To The Public

Building had been closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell wanted Wisconsin's electors cast for Trump, attended "Stop The Steal" rally.

Kaul Gives Details on Clergy Abuse Probe

Kaul Gives Details on Clergy Abuse Probe

Investigating all five Catholic dioceses in state. Archdiocesan official criticizes effort.

UW Chancellors Push for More Funding

UW Chancellors Push for More Funding

Blank and Mone contest legislators claim that UW system can rely on federal stimulus money.

Racial Disparities Task Force Disagrees on Use of Force

Racial Disparities Task Force Disagrees on Use of Force

State committee can’t agree on standard to guide police and recommend to Legislature.

Use-of-Force Policy Popular With Police

Use-of-Force Policy Popular With Police

Company wrote policy used by Brooklyn Center and dozens of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies.

State Crime Lab Improves Processing Time

State Crime Lab Improves Processing Time

Even during the pandemic, the turnaround time for lab work was faster.

DPI Finds Burlington Schools Racially Biased

DPI Finds Burlington Schools Racially Biased

School system took discriminatory actions and tolerated racially hostile environment, ruling finds.

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

His social media posts quoted in Democratic report on Republicans’ “insurrection."

Bill Requires National Anthem Before Games

Bill Requires National Anthem Before Games

Republican legislator’s bill mandates anthem played in all taxpayer-funded facilities in state.

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

GOP Spends Big on Appeals Court Race

Led by Republican fat cats Richard Uihlein, John Menard. Cost of state appeals court races up 700%.

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Elections Commission member Robert Spindell one of 10 Republicans accused of election fraud.

How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

WEC Debates Removing Voters From Rolls

WEC Debates Removing Voters From Rolls

If a voter is flagged for possibly moving, should they be removed?

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Pro-police flag adopted by white nationalists, used to attack officers at Capitol riot.

Wisconsin Billionaire Donated to QAnon Congresswoman

Wisconsin Billionaire Donated to QAnon Congresswoman

ABC Supply founder Diane Hendricks donated to campaign of conspiracy theorist.

Rittenhouse Bond Is Modified

Rittenhouse Bond Is Modified

18-year-old accused of Kenosha killings may not associate with white supremacists.

12% of State’s Law Enforcement Without Body or Dash Cameras

12% of State’s Law Enforcement Without Body or Dash Cameras

Kenosha DA said body cameras would have helped the Jacob Blake investigation.

Two Priests Blame Antifa for Capitol Riot

Two Priests Blame Antifa for Capitol Riot

In podcast, La Crosse and Cross Plains clergymen discuss need for violence to defend America.

Tiffany Condemned Capitol Mob But Attended Rally

Tiffany Condemned Capitol Mob But Attended Rally

Attended closed-door “Save the Republic” rally calling for ‘war', but won’t release transcript of his speech.

State Data Dashboard Tracks Vaccine Progress

State Data Dashboard Tracks Vaccine Progress

Department of Health Services’ data tracker reports progress immunizing people against COVID-19.

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

They supported Republicans again. Will rural residents get help they need?

Nursing Students Help With COVID-19 Care

Nursing Students Help With COVID-19 Care

UW System offers incentives for students to join the effort at hospitals and clinics.

State’s Sports Teams Hope For Comeback

State’s Sports Teams Hope For Comeback

More than 7,000 may have lost jobs due to partial shutdown of college and pro sports teams.

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

Wisconsin’s presidential electors, including Gov. Tony Evers, reflect on the historic vote they took.

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Republican WEC member Robert Spindell speaks at MAGA event, says there may have been fraud.

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Local Leaders Call for Additional Federal COVID-19 Relief

Local Leaders Call for Additional Federal COVID-19 Relief

County Executive David Crowley said the county has had to be creative in the use of CARES Act money.

State Bar Increases Access to Legal Aid

State Bar Increases Access to Legal Aid

Website adds Pro Bono Portal to connect lawyers with those who need help.

Food Pantries Busy for Holidays

Food Pantries Busy for Holidays

Destitute people, need for food have exploded during pandemic.

State Officials Warn of Vaccine Trial Scams

State Officials Warn of Vaccine Trial Scams

Claiming to recruit participants for vaccine trials, they’ll request your personal information.

600 Law Enforcement Agencies Operate in Wisconsin

600 Law Enforcement Agencies Operate in Wisconsin

See how many law enforcement agencies operate where you live.

The 2020 War On Christmas?

The 2020 War On Christmas?

Evers announces ornaments for Capitol 'holiday' tree. Will Republicans convene to condemn this?

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Some still loyal to Trump, some flip Democratic.

WI Supreme Court Sows Confusion After Declining Ballot Error Case

WI Supreme Court Sows Confusion After Declining Ballot Error Case

Outagamie and Calumet county election officials uncertain what to do with misprinted ballots

People of Color Could Disproportionately Lose Vote To Absentee Ballot Rejection

People of Color Could Disproportionately Lose Vote To Absentee Ballot Rejection

White voters are less likely to vote by mail in Wisconsin.

State Spends 15th Most on Police, Corrections

State Spends 15th Most on Police, Corrections

Heavily Democratic states spend bigger percentage of budget on this, study finds.

Climate Change Effects Already Harming Wisconsin

Climate Change Effects Already Harming Wisconsin

Increased flooding poses the risk of contaminating drinking water systems.

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

Its baseless theories about Democratic Satan worshippers creep into the state.

Voters and Election Officials Push Forward

Voters and Election Officials Push Forward

“Tremendous turnout.” State-wide more than 785,000 election ballots already turned in.

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Wisconsin Republican voted with Trump 94% of time, ranking finds.

12,500 Held in County Jails Could Vote

12,500 Held in County Jails Could Vote

ACLU, League of Women Voters working to help these eligible state residents to vote.

Palzewicz Goes Progressive in Deep Red District

Palzewicz Goes Progressive in Deep Red District

Democrat opposing Fitzgerald in 5th Congressional District backs guaranteed annual income.

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

Despite the president's attacks on absentee voting, many still voting by mail.

High Court Urged to Okay 5% Error Rate in Voter Purge

High Court Urged to Okay 5% Error Rate in Voter Purge

Conservative group WILL argues in favor of wrongly striking 6,500 people from state voter rolls.

Judge Won’t Rule on Student ID Voting Requirements

Judge Won’t Rule on Student ID Voting Requirements

Plaintiffs argue that specific ID requirements are a barrier to voting for students.

Vos, Fitzgerald Appeal Election Deadlines

Vos, Fitzgerald Appeal Election Deadlines

Federal court ruling extended deadlines for online registration and counting absentee ballots.

Is UW-Madison Spreading COVID-19?

Is UW-Madison Spreading COVID-19?

Dane County executive pushes for virtual classes, chancellor says UW efforts are working.

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Police officials and experts say responding to protests is a complicated job.

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

Spindell helped Green Party find lawyer to challenge disqualification from state election ballot.

State High Court Ruling Forces Printers to Stop the Presses

State High Court Ruling Forces Printers to Stop the Presses

Supreme Court wants to consider Green Party challenge to stay on ballot, delay could cause costly confusion.

COVID-19 Spreading Across UW System

COVID-19 Spreading Across UW System

Multiple schools are experiencing high positivity rates, UWM's results unclear.

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

But, no one seems to know how the money will be spent.

State Elections Commission Ready for November

State Elections Commission Ready for November

Report says commission learned important lessons from April election and is ‘prepared' for next one.

Vos Task Force Deflects Actual Action

Vos Task Force Deflects Actual Action

Speaker refuses to convene legislature to address policing and racial disparities.

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

Politicians, rural issues in other states included in meeting, Dairy State ignored.

The Idea Activists and Police Agree On

The Idea Activists and Police Agree On

Why are cops still being sent to respond to mental health crises?

The Summer of Glenn Grothman

The Summer of Glenn Grothman

Wisconsin representative’s latest brainstorm: suggesting anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist speak to Congress.

Karofsky Swearing In During 100-Mile Run

Karofsky Swearing In During 100-Mile Run

New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice will take oath 35 miles into a 100-mile ultramarathon.

Most District Attorneys Running Unopposed

Most District Attorneys Running Unopposed

Just 6 of 72 counties in state have contested races. 33 counties haven’t had contested DA race since 2008.

How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

Fewer cars, more housing and sustainable infrastructure in cities like Milwaukee?

Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against ICE Rule

Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against ICE Rule

Colleges have protested rule that could mean international students lose their visas.

Wisconsin Universities Slam ICE Rule

Wisconsin Universities Slam ICE Rule

Rule means international students will have to leave the country if their school doesn't offer in-person classes.

Butler Outspends Milwaukee on Per Capita Policing

Butler Outspends Milwaukee on Per Capita Policing

Report shows Milwaukee trails 11 municipalities in state on per-person police spending.

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

First demanded local control of COVID-19 rules, now oppose county restrictions.

Wisconsin Schools’ Racial Inequality Worst in U.S.

Wisconsin Schools’ Racial Inequality Worst in U.S.

A report from a financial services website finds the highest graduation gap in Wisconsin.

AG Sues Department of Education Over For-Profit College Rules

AG Sues Department of Education Over For-Profit College Rules

Secretary DeVos department repealed rules aimed at protecting students from fraud.

State’s Police Forces Have Military Arsenals

State’s Police Forces Have Military Arsenals

Including 42 mine resistant vehicles, 2,300 semi-automatic rifles, dozens of night vision tools.

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

After weeks of discussion, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has approved the ballot application language.

UW System Wants To Borrow for Pandemic Costs

UW System Wants To Borrow for Pandemic Costs

President Ray Cross asks legislature to convene a special session.

Democrat Appointed Chair of State Elections Commission

Democrat Appointed Chair of State Elections Commission

Ann Jacobs will lead commission as it wrestles with election policy during a pandemic.

DACA Families Left Out of Pandemic Aid

DACA Families Left Out of Pandemic Aid

Parents of DACA recipients not eligible for stimulus checks and recipients excluded from emergency education grants.

UW Faculty Blast President’s ‘Power Grab’

UW Faculty Blast President’s ‘Power Grab’

COVID-19 plan by UW System leader Ray Cross will centralize power, they charge.

Elections Commission Notes ‘Lessons Learned’

Elections Commission Notes ‘Lessons Learned’

Report says 23,186 ballots in April election were rejected and 120,989 never returned.

Legislative Candidate Collected Signatures By Mail

Legislative Candidate Collected Signatures By Mail

Deb Andraca received five times the necessary nomination signatures.

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Tiffany Wins Northwoods Special Election

Republican wins congressional race by 14 points, down from Trump’s 20 point margin in 2016.

Pandemic Compounds Student Debt Crisis

Pandemic Compounds Student Debt Crisis

64% of Wisconsin’s 2018 graduates had debt, averaging $31,705 per person.

College Graduates Face a Shaky Future

College Graduates Face a Shaky Future

Stressful, awful, sad, graduating into a cratered economy.

Right-Wing Groups Linked to #ReopenWisconsin Campaign

Right-Wing Groups Linked to #ReopenWisconsin Campaign

Members of Americans for Prosperity, American Majority and John Birch Society have their hands in the campaign.

Wisconsin’s Missing Absentee Ballots

Wisconsin’s Missing Absentee Ballots

New Elections Commission data shows huge number of ballots across the state didn’t arrive on time.

Reopen Wisconsin Rally Planned

Reopen Wisconsin Rally Planned

A group is organizing a protest of the stay at home order, much like the one in Michigan.

How Will Candidates Get Nomination Signatures?

How Will Candidates Get Nomination Signatures?

Those running for fall elections can now gather signatures. But how to do this during a pandemic?

Zoombombing, Phishing Threaten Governments

Zoombombing, Phishing Threaten Governments

“What we’re seeing is an increase in all forms of cyberattacks.”

Pandemic Decimates Urban Polling Places

Pandemic Decimates Urban Polling Places

Lack of workers leaves few voting sites open in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine.

Could Quarantine Cause More Domestic Violence?

Could Quarantine Cause More Domestic Violence?

Safer-at-Home not necessarily true for victims of child abuse.

Change Election Laws, Mayors Urge

Change Election Laws, Mayors Urge

Mayors of Green Bay, Appleton, Neenah, call for a vote-by-mail only April election.

Wisconsin Court System Slows to A Crawl

Wisconsin Court System Slows to A Crawl

State courts cancel all "non-essential" duties. Is the justice system still functioning?

Extra Pens, Sanitized Voting Machines

Extra Pens, Sanitized Voting Machines

Voting in spring election will be drastically changed by COVID-19, with many voting by mail.